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1873 Winchester 32-20
January 3, 2020
2:56 pm
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I have a 1873 Winchester saddle Ring carbine 32-20 that has a damaged magazine.  Not sure what happen but a part of the end of the  magazine, about a quarter of a inch, is completely gone and I really need to replace it.  I was wondering if a magazine from a Marlin of the same caliber would work if I can not find a Winchester.  I have had the end of a damaged magazine repaired and just turned it around and drilled the other end but this one would be difficult to work with.  If nothing else I would buy a rifle length and cut it down.

January 3, 2020
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If your not worried about matching up the finish it would be real easy to replace like you said as long as the diameter is the same. I don't have a marlin to compare. Ebay has magazine tubes most of the time.

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January 3, 2020
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Color match is a problem as my Winchester has turned a kind of plumb blue and I have no idea how one would go about getting a color match.

January 3, 2020
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The higher the condition of the tube the harder it will be to match since the bulk of the tubes come from parted out guns which are low condition.

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January 4, 2020
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I’ve bought replacement magazine tubes from Homestead but they’ll never pass for original. Sometimes they have originals. 

 

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January 4, 2020
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I have had several '73 carbines in .32-20 and many more '92,s in .25-20 and .32-20.  Now this may be a stretch, but if the outside diameter of a small caliber '92 carbine mag is the same as your '73, then in my opinion, that would be the way to go.  The small caliber '92 carbine mag tube should be easy to find.  Finish match would be the other problem.  If outside diameter on the '92 is smaller, then you're back to square one.

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